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Both RF school referendum questions pass

 

Both referendum questions in on River Falls School District voters' ballots passed, according to unofficial results posted Tuesday, April 3. See below for vote totals from school board elections and the referendum.

Referendum Question 1:

Shall the School District of River Falls, Pierce and St. Croix counties, Wisconsin, be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $45,860,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of a District-wide school building and improvement program consisting of: improving, upgrading, renovating, remodeling, and maintaining various school facilities, including Greenwood, Rocky Branch, Westside and Montessori Elementary schools, Meyer Middle School, River Falls High School and the transportation and maintenance buildings; constructing and equipping additions to Greenwood, Rocky Branch, Westside and Montessori Elementary Schools for classrooms, multi-purpose/flexible space and cafeteria/kitchen space; demolition of a portion of the Academy Building and portable classrooms at Westside Elementary School; upgrading technology infrastructure; site and athletic facility improvements and acquiring furnishings, fixtures and equipment?

Yes - 3,115 (Pierce and St. Croix counties) ✔

No - 1,168 (Pierce and St. Croix counties)

Referendum Question 2:

Shall the School District of River Falls Pierce and St. Croix Counties, Wisconsin, be authorized to issue pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,100,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of school facility improvements consisting of the addition of artificial turf and lighting to outdoor fields, parking and other improvements?

Yes - 2,932 (Pierce and St. Croix counties) ✔

No - 1,685 (Pierce and St. Croix counties)

River Falls School District 

School board members -- Vote for no more than 4

Mike Miller 2,496 ✔

Kellen Wells-Mangold 1,671

Mike Thompson 1,871 ✔

Alan Tuchtenhagen 2,218 ✔

Todd Andrews 1,612

Cindy Holbrook 2,262 ✔

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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